Lakeland, Fla., teen Cassidy Goodson stands accused of choking her newborn to death ... while the baby was still attached to her by the umbilical cord.
Goodson gave birth to a boy in the bathroom of her home on September 19. The 14-year-old is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.
Police say the high school freshman killed her baby since she "didn't know what to do with it," and used scissors to pry it out of her body and into the toilet.
Lifting the baby out of the toilet, Goodson "placed her hands on the infant's neck and squeezed until he wasn't moving or breathing any longer," according to police.
Goodson had reportedly been wearing baggy clothes to hide her pregnancy.
Two aunts suspected the teen was pregnant, but the girl's mother, Teresa Goodson, "was in complete denial," Sheriff Grady Judd told the media.
As evidence that she wasn't pregnant, Cassidy Goodson had apparently shown her mother a couple of home pregnancy tests that turned up negative.
However, the teen had conducted the tests completely alone.
Three days after the birth, the Sheriff's Office received a call reporting that Teresa Goodson, Cassidy's mother, had found a dead baby inside a shoe box in her home.
Teresa Goodson found it after noticing an odor coming from her daughter's bedroom.
Judd believes that Cassidy Goodson's young age should be taken into account. "Let's remember she is a child," he said. "Where was her support system?"
Officials are considering charging adults who may have known about the pregnancy and kept it a secret. Investigators are also currently trying to determine the baby's father.